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How An American Country Music Pioneer Entered African Mythology

By Aeon

In 1933, country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers died of tuberculosis. Just 35 years old and at the peak of his career, his demise left a legacy of a life and career unfinished.

This installment from the animator Drew Christie's Drawn & Recorded series, which tells little-known stories from the annals of modern music history, recounts the improbable story of how, in death, Rodgers would go on to inspire not just luminaries of American music, but also the Kipsigis peoples of the Rift Valley in Kenya - whose folk music found its way back to America decades later.

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Posted on September 13, 2019
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Alt-Country Corner

A Musical Soul Food Library

By Don Jacobson
Boinng! My music dork-o-meter just buried the needle!
Continue reading "A Musical Soul Food Library" »
Posted on March 1, 2010
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Chicago In Song: Hobo Hub

By Don Jacobson
If you go by popular song lyrics, there is no one in Chicago who is not a drunken, miserable wreck.
Continue reading "Chicago In Song: Hobo Hub" »
Posted on February 1, 2010
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RockRadio.Com

From "Concerns of a GOP Neo-phyte" to "Space Age Love Song."
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Posted on August 16, 2018
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Dave Dudley: Lonelyville

By Don Jacobson
Where the Nashville Sound met a broken heart and Tom T. Hall.
Continue reading "Dave Dudley: Lonelyville" »
Posted on January 20, 2010

How An American Country Music Pioneer Entered African Mythology

By Aeon
In death, Rodgers would go on to inspire not just luminaries of American music, but also the Kipsigis peoples of the Rift Valley in Kenya - whose folk music found its way back to America decades later.

Posted on September 13, 2019

Is This Land Our Land?

By Will Kaufman/The Conversation
Not everyone sees Woody Guthrie's iconic song as an anthem for inclusion.

Posted on August 21, 2019

Coming Music Movie Attractions

By Trafalgar Releasing
Us, Them & the Holy Trinity.

Posted on August 20, 2019

Joel Paterson Lets It Be

By Bloodshot Records
"Each of Joel's interpretations of these songs are concise, genre-bending, stylish tone poems, mixing both Joel's and the Beatles' own century-spanning inspirations into one zesty musical stew."

Posted on August 15, 2019

All My Happiness Is Gone

By Purple Mountains via Drag City
Friends are warmer than gold when you're old/And keeping them is harder than you might suppose/Lately, I tend to make strangers wherever I go/Some of them were once people I was happy to know.

Posted on August 9, 2019

Highlights | Lolla 2019

Shaq!

Posted on August 6, 2019

MUSIC - How Africa Adopted Jimmie Rodgers.
TV - Sinclair, ABC Light AOC On Fire.
POLITICS - SCOTUS's Border Wall Fiasco.
SPORTS - Black Athletes' Underused Trump Card.

BOOKS - The Hidden Places Of World War 2.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Wisconsin Is America's Goatland.


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